Infinity Meridian Massage Chair Review

Infinity Meridian Massage Chair Review

8.1

Back Massage

8.5/10

Foot Massage

8.5/10

Air Compression Massage

8.5/10

User Flexibility (Height/Weight)

8.0/10

Value For Money

7.0/10

Pros

  • Hard To Find A More Energy Efficient Chair! (It Only Consumes 150 W!)
  • Allows You To Save Customized Massages To The Chair's Built In Memory!
  • Able To Accommodate User's Weighing Up To 325 lbs!

Cons

  • The 5'0-6'2 ft User Height Range Is A Little Lacking For Taller Individuals.
  • A Tad Expensive For My Liking.

A Newly Released 2019 Model!

Currently retailing for $2,999 on massage chair deals, the Meridian is one of the newest additions (2019 release) to Infinity’s already impressive lineup!

Fresh off the shelf, but what else is exciting and new about this chair!? Here’s a few highlights:

It’s Got A Built In Air Ionizer!—Which to me is crazy, because this would be the first massage chair I’ve ever seen that has this!
49” Extended Coverage—The rollers in the Meridian can cover up to 49” of distance from the neck all the way down to the hamstrings.
Ability To Save Customized Massage!—The chair has built in memory which allows you to save up to 2 customized massages!

Infinity Meridian One Of The Newest Additions!

 

Let’s Take A Closer Look At What The Infinity Meridian Offers!

#1 Built To Accommodate A Variety Of Body Types!

When rummaging through the specs, one thing I immediately noticed was how accommodating the Meridian is when it comes to user weight.

This is a chair that can accommodate a maximum user weight of up to 325 lbs!

Impressive to say the least. One thing that’s maybe not as impressive is its suggested user height of 5’0-6’2 ft. That being said, if you’re 6 ft and over, i’d probably steer away and look at other options.

#2 2D Rollers With 49” Of Coverage!

First things first, what are 2D rollers and how do they function?

2D Rollers
2D Rollers Move Up/Down & Left/Right

The most basic and oldest of roller technologies. 2D rollers are designed to move in 2 dimensions, up/down along the vertical, and side to side along the width of the back. They’re simple, cost effective, and give a pretty decent massage! That being said, 2D rollers do have their drawbacks. One is that they’re limited in how intense of a massage they can produce.

 

As mentioned earlier, the rollers on the Meridian can traverse a total of 49” from neck to the hamstrings. In massage chair lingo, this is commonly referred to as “extended roller track” or “L-Track” for short.

Is extended roller coverage important to have?

I certainly think so! For me, it’s not enough to have roller coverage just on the neck and back, it’s just as necessary on the glutes and hamstrings. But that’s just my opinion on the matter!

#3 Equipped With An Air Ionizer!

Let me start of by saying I have never seen an air ionizer on a massage chair! As absurd as it sounds, it’s actually a pretty darn good idea!

Proper breathing is paramount for an effective massage!

Deep breathing specifically promotes blood flow, reduces stress and tension, and induces physical relaxation (Source: EastWestCollege). The built-in air ionizer is basically designed to help with this. Vents located on either side of the headrest blow purified air so that the user is able to easily breathe during a massage session.

But what is an air ionizer anyways?

According to Wikipedia, an air ionizer is a device that uses high voltage to electrically charge air molecules (Source: Wikipedia). In this chair, the air ionizer negatively charges/ionizes the air molecules.

In layman terms, an air ionizer essentially purifies the air you breathe by filtering out dust particles, allergens etc.

That’s all nice and dandy, but….certain types of air ionizers can actually cause more harm than good. A good air ionizer improves the air quality and may even help relieve certain allergic symptoms. However, there are some air ionizers that can aggravate and worsen allergic conditions! These ionizers generate ozone which can  actually be detrimental to your health. If you want to know more about this, here’s an interesting article!

Million dollar question: Does the air ionizer on the Infinity Meridian release ozone?

I have reached out to Infinity to confirm, and I’ll update this post when I have an answer. Till then, I don’t have an answer for you unfortunately.

Infinity Meridian Air Ionizer

#4 A Total Of 6 Auto Programs & The Ability To Save Customized Massage!

The Infinity Meridian comes loaded with a total of 6 auto massage routines. These are:

    • Waist & Spine—Focused on the whole back, as well as the hips.
    • Soothe—Low intensity full body routine that’s great for relaxing.
    • Shoulder & Neck—As the name suggests, a massage routine focused on the shoulders & neck.
    • Relax—Very similar to soothe but at a slightly lower intensity.
    • Recover—Infinity’s version of a deep tissue massage. Expect high pressure/intensity strokes!
    • Demo—A quick run through of all 5 auto modes. Good starting point!

Each of these auto modes can be enabled directly from the remote control.

In addition to the 6 auto modes, the Meridian also offers you the ability to save a customized, manual massage to memory!

This is really useful! I speak from experience when I say there have been countless number of times when I’ve messed around with manual settings to find the PERFECT massage, only to forget what the heck all those settings were! What’s nice about the Meridian is that you have the ability to save your massage directly after the session is over, so if it’s good you save it, otherwise don’t bother!

There are 2 memory slots (M1 & M2) to save a total of 2 massages

#5 Space Saving Recline

Space saving recline is a feature that’s gaining tremendous popularity in the massage chair industry. It becomes especially important for those who live in areas with tight space constraints.

So what is space saving recline anyways?

Simply said, it’s a design enhancement whereby the chair slides forward on its base whenever reclined. Having this sort of capability allows you to get away with placing the chair only a few inches away from the wall.

Infinity Meridian Space Saving Recline

Some of you may appreciate this feature, while it won’t matter for others who have tons of space. For the latter, I ask you to think long term! That is, do you anticipate relocating the chair in the near future to some other area in your house/apartment etc.? Important to think this all through now!

#6 Other Noteworthy Features (Side Control Panel, Bluetooth Speakers, Zero Gravity & Foot Rollers)

Below are 4 noteworthy features also present in the Infinity Meridian massage chair.

Side Control Panel AKA Quick Keys

This is more about convenience than functionality. The Meridian comes equipped with a  small side panel located on the right armrest. This side panel allows a user to:

Power on/off the chair as required.
Auto recline into zero gravity.
Cycle through auto modes.
Adjust backrest incline/recline.
Adjust footrest incline/recline.

There’s also a USB port integrated into the side panel. This is useful for charging your smartphone or any other device.

Infinity Meridian Quick Keys Side Panel

Bluetooth Speakers

The Infinity Meridian is equipped with Bluetooth compatible speakers. It’s a dual speaker system, and each speaker is located on either side of the headrest. All you gotta do is pair up your smartphone and you’re good to go!

Infinity Meridian Bluetooth Compatible Speakers

Zero Gravity Recline

Zero gravity is a recline position where your legs are slightly elevated relative to your heart, and where the legs form an angle of roughly 128 degrees with the torso. Simply said, it’s a position in which the spine experiences the least stress and strain. Blood flow and lung capacity are also enhanced.

Infinity Meridian Zero Gravity

Massaging at zero gravity is not just about being reclined in an almost horizontal position, it’s about getting the rollers and airbags to do their job as effectively as they can. If your body is in a complete state of ease, it’s that much more easier to massage!

Foot Rollers

Located on the bottom of the footrest (on either side) are foot rollers. These are responsible for providing a massage to the bottom of the feet, all the way from the heel right up to the toes. Foot roller speed can be adjusted to 3 levels: slow, medium, and fast. A higher speed equates to stronger intensity. Conversely, a lower speed corresponds to lighter intensity.

Infinity Meridian Foot Rollers

 

Infinity Meridian Massage Chair Specifications

  • Infinity Meridian Massage Chair Specs
  • Roller Type: L-Track
  • Roller Length: 49 Inches
  • Total Airbags: 36
  • Upright Dimensions: 49″H x 33″W x 57″D
  • Recline Dimensions: 34″H x 33″W x 69″D
  • Chair Material: Synthetic Leather
  • Recommended Height Range: 5’0 – 6’2 ft.
  • Maximum Recommended Weight: 325 lbs

 

Infinity Meridian Massage Chair Pros & Cons!

Pros

150 W Power Consumption
Most people don’t pay much attention to power consumption. However, it’s important to consider before buying a massage chair. 150 W is what the Infinity Meridian consumes. This is about 100 W less than what most other chairs consume, so quite significant!
Love The Memory Feature!
Being able to save customized massage is an especially big deal for me, given how often I mess around with manual settings. If you get good at it, you might even have a massage mode better than the 6 preset routines already included in the chair!
Flexible From A Weight Standpoint
As mentioned earlier, this chair can accommodate up to 325 lbs in user weight. In terms of design, it’s definitely a step in the right direction as most other chairs can only accommodate a maximum user weight of 285 lbs.

Cons

Poor User Height Flexibility
It’s funny how Infinity did an awesome job in designing the chair to accommodate up to 325 lbs., but failed to achieve similar flexibility for user height. In case you missed it, the chair can accommodate individuals ranging from 5’0-6’2 ft. It’s okay for shorter to medium height users, but not for taller individuals!
A Tad Expensive For My Liking
The Infinity Meridian currently retails for $2,999 on massage chair deals. If you ask me, it’s a tad expensive for my liking, especially when similar performing chairs are a couple hundred less (more on this in the comparison section below!). Pricing is subject to change, so maybe this $2,999 drops in a couple months time.

 

How Does The Infinity Meridian Stack Up Against The Competition?

Moment of truth! How does the Meridian stack up against similar chairs on the market? We’ll be comparing it against 2 chairs in particular:

Osaki Pro Maxim
Pro Maxim Comparison

No surprise that this is one of the best selling massage chairs you can currently find on the market. It’s expertly designed SL-Track, combined with the staggering 12 auto modes make the Pro Maxim a fan favorite!

APEX Pro Ultra
Pro-Ultra-Comparison

If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know how much I love the APEX Pro Ultra! It’s my personal favorite as far as budget massage chairs are concerned, and that’s because it offers so much for such a reasonable price tag!

  • Infinity Meridian
  • 5’0 – 6’2 ft & 325 lbs.

    User Height/Weight
  • $$

    Price
  • 49″ L-Track

    Roller Track
  • 36

    Airbags
  • 6

    Auto Modes
  • No

    Calf Rollers
  • Yes (2 Slots)

    Memory Save
  • Yes

    Music & Chromotherapy Lights
  • APEX AP Pro Ultra
  • 5’0 – 6’3 ft & 265 lbs.

    User Height/Weight
  • $$

    Price
  • 50″ L-Track

    Roller Track
  • 30

    Airbags
  • 5

    Auto Modes
  • Yes

    Calf Rollers
  • No

    Memory Save
  • Music Only

    Music & Chromotherapy Lights
  • Osaki OS Pro Maxim
  • 5’1 – 6’4 ft & 285 lbs.

    User Height/Weight
  • $$$

    Price
  • 47″ SL-Track

    Roller Track
  • 22

    Airbags
  • 12

    Auto Modes
  • No

    Calf Rollers
  • No

    Memory Save
  • Yes

    Music & Chromotherapy Lights

 

Which Chair Should You Buy?

Decisions, decisions, decisions! Is the Infinity Meridian worth $2,999 or is it worth your while to consider another chair?

And all the proof you need is in the comparison table above. By now it should be glaringly clear that both the Pro Ultra and the Pro Maxim are superior to the Meridian. The Pro Ultra is the same price, but offers so much more. For example, you get better user flexibility, state of the art mechanical calf rollers, and a longer 50” track. Why would I personally pick the Pro Ultra over the Meridian?

The calf rollers are the main reason!

They make for a much more complete massage experience.

What about the Pro Maxim? While the Pro Maxim is more expensive than the Meridian (by about $299 roughly), it’s worth the extra $$$, and here’s why!

Twice As Many Auto Modes!—12 in the Pro Maxim Vs. 6 in the Meridian. The more the auto modes, the better!
SL-Track Vs. L-Track—Pro Maxim’s got the more advanced roller track/technology!
It’s Been Put To The Test!—There’s already several positive reviews on the Pro Maxim!

Note: Infinity Meridian is a new chair and so there isn’t much in terms of user reviews/testimonials at this point.

 

Here’s How You Can Save More $$$!

Because I like to be 100% transparent with my audience, I would like to tell you that I am an affiliate of massage chair deals. What does that mean? That means if you choose to buy any of the chairs mentioned in this post using my links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. That being said, I do have some special affiliate perks that I’m able to offer you!

For a chair that costs $3K, that’s $150 in savings. Not a ton yes, but there’s about a dozen different things I can think of to spend that $150 on!

And that ladies and gentleman concludes this week’s massage chair review. If you got some value out of this, please consider sharing on the social platforms. Lastly, questions and comments are welcome below.

About Eve

Just an average bloke intrigued by massage and its incredible benefits. Oh, did I mention I also own a massage chair? More on that in the blog posts!

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